Mike Brearley opens new cricket pavilion
A new chapter in the history of Brentham Cricket Club began in April with the official opening of the club’s new pavilion.
Brentham CC Vice-President, England Ashes-winning captain, and former MCC President Mike Brearley OBE, cricket presenter and journalist Simon Hughes, and Ealing North MP Steven Pound were among those forming the unveiling party for the new facility.
Before the official unveiling there was a Colts tournament from 10.30am with the pavilion officially opened by Mik Brearley OBE at noon. As part of the opening, Roses were planted outside the pavilion in memory of James Pettifer and Roger Kingdon, two club stalwarts who have passed away in recent years. There was then follow a chance for guests to explore the new pavilion before a reception in the main clubhouse building.
The original pavilion was built in 1958, with a conservatory style gallery added in the early 1990’s. The modernisation project, which has only been made possible due to substantial grants from Sport England and Suez, provides disabled access, a disabled and female toilet, and a separate changing room for umpires. In addition, the dilapidated gallery has been replaced, together with extensions of the dressing rooms on either side.
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